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Wonkcast Music Poll

Love the music on the Global Prosperity Wonkcast? Hate it? Now’s your chance to help pick our next theme music. CGD communications assistant Aaron King and I have selected three possibilities from Free Music Archive. Listen to the excerpts below and vote for one. First tune with 100 votes (or, failing that, the tune with the most votes after two weeks) will be our theme music until we get around to running another poll.

CGD in Europe – Owen Barder

Most Wonkcasts focus on CGD’s research and policy work. This one is different. My guest is Owen Barder and our topic is CGD itself, specifically the effort that Owen is leading to greatly increase the Center’s engagement in Europe. Owen, a CGD senior fellow and director for Europe, previously worked for CGD on our Advance Market Commitment initiative, which led to a $1.5 billion pilot commitment to purchase and ensure delivery of new vaccines to prevent pneumococcal disease. He subsequently spent three years in Ethiopia and recently resumed working for CGD, based in London, to strengthen the Center’s ties with the European development research and policy community. [Note: Owen continues to maintain his own excellent blog, Owen Abroad and to host occasional podcasts, Development Drums; these are also now available on the CGD Website multimedia page.]